Category: External News

Australian cropping programs to favour feedgrain production in next decade

Population growth and changing consumer dietary preferences will be positives for the grain industry over the next decade, but there will be challenges from international competition, trade tensions and climate change… Source: Sheep Central Australian cropping programs to favour feedgrain production in next decade

Recruitment: Skills acquisition to build a career in agriculture

There are satisfying and wide-ranging career opportunities in agriculture from entry level right through to senior executive positions. A shortage of skills in many sectors make it an ideal sector in which to embark on a career. Those planning such a career should consider what type of work they enjoy doing and then plan to… Read more »

John McKillop succeeds Don Mackay as RMAC chair

Agribusiness identity John McKillop has been appointed as the new independent chairman of the Red Meat Advisory Council, succeeding Don Mackay. Source: Sheep Central John McKillop succeeds Don Mackay as RMAC chair

John McKillop succeeds Don Mackay as RMAC chair

Agribusiness identity John McKillop has been appointed as the new independent chairman of the Red Meat Advisory Council, succeeding Don Mackay. Source: Beef Central John McKillop succeeds Don Mackay as RMAC chair

Drought tips for farmers from farmers

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has launched a new publication Preparing for drought – what the farmers say, designed to provide a resource to support the State’s primary producers to become stronger and ready to face future droughts. Source: Beef Central Drought tips for farmers from farmers

Australian cropping programs to favour feed grain production in next decade

Population growth and changing consumer dietary preferences will be positives for the grain industry over the next decade, but there will be challenges from international competition, trade tensions and climate change. Source: Beef Central Australian cropping programs to favour feed grain production in next decade

Feedgrain Focus: South softer, north mixed in thin trade

Values for nearby barley have jumped in the northern market on some short covering ahead of harvest volume, while southern values have mostly softened, despite limited grower selling. Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: South softer, north mixed in thin trade

Recruitment: Skills acquisition to build a career in agriculture

There are satisfying and wide-ranging career opportunities in agriculture from entry level right through to senior executive positions. A shortage of skills in many sectors make it an ideal sector in which to embark on a career. Those planning such a career should consider what type of work they enjoy doing and then plan to… Read more »

Grain sector faces new opportunities, challenges on the way to 2030

Population growth and changing consumer dietary preferences will be positives for the grain industry over the next decade, but there will be challenges from international competition, trade tensions and climate change. Source: Grain Central Grain sector faces new opportunities, challenges on the way to 2030

Call for subsidised Q-Fever vaccine, as outbreaks occur

Calls have been made for the Federal Government to subsidise the cost of vaccine for the debilitating Q-Fever virus, following another recent outbreak in North Queensland that is impacting livestock industry stakeholders. Cairns Tropical Health recently confirmed 23 cases of Q-Fever in the Mareeba area, and other infections have been reported around Hughenden and Julia… Read more »

Koala with missing foot to receive prosthetic limb

Triumph the koala was born missing a foot, so his carers have organised for a prosthetic limb to be made. Source: ABC Livestock Koala with missing foot to receive prosthetic limb

Victorian free-range chickens are in lockdown too, as bird flu strikes

Victorian poultry farmers are dealing with the worst outbreak of avian influenza the state has ever seen, with concerns raised about the rapid rise of free-range farming. Source: ABC Livestock Victorian free-range chickens are in lockdown too, as bird flu strikes

Tributes flow for legendary Australian horseman Ron Wall

A memorial service will be held in Cloncurry today to remember a man who many believe was one of the best horsemen the country has ever seen. Source: ABC Livestock Tributes flow for legendary Australian horseman Ron Wall

MLA board director nominees announced

Meat & Livestock Australia has released the names of the three board nominees the nine-person Board Selection Committee has recommended to fill three vacancies at this year’s annual general meeting on November 19. Source: Sheep Central MLA board director nominees announced

Grainfed premium evaporates, as complex export market pressures mount

In clear evidence of the challenging times for grainfed beef exports, two of Australia’s largest processors have slaughter grid offers for grainfed and ‘commodity’ grassfed heavy steers at identical levels this week. Source: Beef Central Grainfed premium evaporates, as complex export market pressures mount

Allan Savory urges world leaders to recognise role of livestock in reversing climate change

Climate change is a crisis more serious than any wars ever fought, and one that will require millions of more animals on the land to reverse, according to prominent ecologist and regenerative agriculture specialist Dr Allan Savory. Source: Beef Central Allan Savory urges world leaders to recognise role of livestock in reversing climate change

Buttons the paralysed calf takes to her custom wheelchair at a canter

Buttons the 7-week-old calf has been saved from “crossing the rainbow bridge” thanks to her adoptive owners’ ingenious contraption getting her on her feet. Source: ABC Livestock Buttons the paralysed calf takes to her custom wheelchair at a canter

Dalby sale 16 Sep 2020: Southern restockers buy up

Southern restockers were the major buyers in the market, with over 1,000 head purchased by interstate operators, with some going as far south as Victoria. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 16 Sep 2020: Southern restockers buy up

Virtual AGM relays GrainGrowers’ achievements, election results

GrainGrowers used the COVID-safe medium of virtual technology to run its 62nd AGM yesterday and announce the results of the election of Western Region grower directors. Source: Grain Central Virtual AGM relays GrainGrowers’ achievements, election results

Inland port near Emerald to save farmers thousands of dollars in freight

In one of the region’s driest growing seasons ever, a new $18 million bulk-grain handling facility at an inland port is predicted to save Queensland farmers thousands of dollars in freight costs. Source: ABC Grain Inland port near Emerald to save farmers thousands of dollars in freight

Throsby purchases Hilltop Meats at Young, in consolidation move

In further evidence of the extreme operating challenges across red meat processing at present, Singleton, NSW based export beef processor EC Throsby has bought the Hilltop Meats beef abattoir at Young, in the state’s southwestern slopes region. Both plants are hot-boning style operations reliant mostly on dairy cows and cull beef cows, and are direct… Read more »

Strength in recent NSW cropping and grazing property market

The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impact across the real estate industry, with the uncertainty surrounding the virus affecting most asset classes, rural property listings were being much less affected, property agency Colliers International said in a recent NSW market report. Source: Beef Central Strength in recent NSW cropping and grazing property market

Weekly property review: The getting of wisdom

Marking 60 years in the rural agency profession this year, people might ask 77-year old property marketing identity Dick Allpass why he is still working. The answer is quite simply because he loves it, property editor Linda Rowley writes. Source: Beef Central Weekly property review: The getting of wisdom

Processors looking on, as COVID restrictions ease in regional VIC

Victoria’s regional meat processors are no closer to knowing if or when workforce restrictions will be further eased, as the state government yesterday announced that regional Victoria will move to step three of its coronavirus reopening plan from midnight tonight. Source: Beef Central Processors looking on, as COVID restrictions ease in regional VIC

Finalists chosen for ALFA Young Lotfeeder title

Six young stakeholders from across Australia have been announced as finalists in the Australian Lot Feeders Association’s 2020 Young Lot Feeder of the Year Award. Source: Beef Central Finalists chosen for ALFA Young Lotfeeder title

Shift towards La Niña continues

All surveyed international climate models indicate La Niña thresholds will be met from September until at least the end of the year, with most models maintaining these values into early 2021, according to a Bureau of Meteorology update released today. Source: Beef Central Shift towards La Niña continues

Promote non-mulesed wool as a product – NewMerino

NON-MULESED Merino wool promotion linking supply with provenance would be a powerful market differentiation tool for Australia’s industry, according to NewMerino owner Peter Vandeleur. Source: Sheep Central Promote non-mulesed wool as a product – NewMerino

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 16 September 2020

Cold fronts brought moderate falls to far south-west Western Australia, and south-east Australia, while a surface trough produced showers and moderate falls in south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 16 September 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 16 Sept 2020

Cold fronts brought moderate falls to far south-west Western Australia, and south-east Australia, while a surface trough produced showers and moderate falls in south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 16 Sept 2020

New sheep tech to be tested across nine countries

PRECISION technology use in sheep and goat farming will be studied in a project spanning nine countries from Scandinavia across Europe to the Middle East. Source: Sheep Central New sheep tech to be tested across nine countries

Wool4School winners were inspired by Australia’s wildlife

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has announced the 2020 winners of its prestigious Wool4School competition, which encourages budding designers to create innovative garment designs incorporating wool. Source: Sheep Central Wool4School winners were inspired by Australia’s wildlife

Genetic selection for lamb survival is working for Lynley

WESTERN Australian Merino breeder Lynley Anderson has worked hard to improve lamb survival for years, but didn’t realise her strategies were also reducing dystocia in her flock. Source: Sheep Central Genetic selection for lamb survival is working for Lynley

'A complete bull, really': Record price paid at Droughtmaster sale

A 21-month-old Western Queensland bull named Rondel Whiskey sets a record at the Central Queensland Livestock Exchange near Rockhampton, going under the hammer for $160,000. Source: ABC Livestock ‘A complete bull, really’: Record price paid at Droughtmaster sale

2020 bull selling season setting some unbelievable benchmarks

With a month or so still left to play out, the 2020 spring bull selling season is rapidly emerging as an era-defining benchmark for the seedstock industry, by which all bull sales will be measured for years, if not decades to come. What has set the 2020 season apart is not so much a string… Read more »

Breeding cattle for greater environmental efficiency

Breeding for environmental efficiency and breeding for economic efficiency are highly complementary, this study compiled by Southern Beref Technology Services suggests. In both cases, fertility is paramount; after all, a cow in the breeding herd should raise a live calf each year and failure to do so makes her a drain on resources. Source:… Read more »

Domestic beef market risks getting swamped, as export volumes decline

As Australia’s beef export volumes continue to retract sharply, there’s an emerging risk of the domestic beef market becoming swamped by product being diverted out of the international trade – even at a time when slaughter volumes are historically low for this time of year. Source: Beef Central Domestic beef market risks getting swamped,… Read more »

NFF welcomes Government’s fuel security plan

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has praised an announcement by the Federal Government on the implementation of a comprehensive liquid fuel security plan for Australia. Source: Beef Central NFF welcomes Government’s fuel security plan

Wagga sale 14 Sep 2020: Feedlots push trade cattle dearer

Trade steers benefited from solid demand from feedlot buyers which resulted in a dearer trend of 13c/kg. A pen of European steers recorded a top price 420c with the bulk averaging 404c/kg. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 14 Sep 2020: Feedlots push trade cattle dearer

Playing ‘tag’ with wild dogs

A smart tag developed to track individual movement and behavioural changes in cattle is also arming researchers with a cost-effective new weapon in the fight against wild dogs. Source: Beef Central Playing ‘tag’ with wild dogs

Cattle price forecast revised down in ABARES Sept quarter outlook

After forecasting a significant uplift in cattle prices three months ago ABARES has wound back its forecast, due largely to ongoing COVID-19 impacts on global demand. Source: Beef Central Cattle price forecast revised down in ABARES Sept quarter outlook

Crop sector leads ag’s drought recovery despite COVID-19: ABARES

Agriculture’s crop-led recovery from drought remains on track but falling prices and global economic uncertainty from COVID-19 are forecast to temper earnings, according to ABARES. Source: Grain Central Crop sector leads ag’s drought recovery despite COVID-19: ABARES

Seaweed cultivation seen as $1.5 billion ‘blue economy’ opportunity

The Australian seaweed industry is making waves, with plans to be a $100 million plus industry in the next five years. Investors and entrepreneurs are lining up to get involved in seaweed to make money and make a difference by reducing livestock emissions, improving ocean health and creating jobs in regional areas. But development will… Read more »

Natural Sequence Farming seeks to regenerate degraded landscapes using natural farming systems

A Natural Sequence Farming four-day course was held at Queensland property, Dulacca Downs, last week. Tarwyn Park Training founder, coordinator and educator Stuart Andrews conducted the course for 22 participants keen to learn how to rehabilitate, regenerate and rehydrate degraded landscapes using natural farming systems and practices. Source: Beef Central Natural Sequence Farming seeks… Read more »

Add value, promote and refocus AWI, says wool brand owner

MELBOURNE-BASED Merino mens apparel brand chief executive John Kellett has an eight-point action plan for the nation’s wool industry that includes value-adding, boosting marketing, and refocusing Australian Wool Innovation’s role, activities and levy system. Source: Sheep Central Add value, promote and refocus AWI, says wool brand owner

Angus breeders sought for F1 Wagyu live export and branded beef programs

Livestock and genetics company Austrex is seeking collaborations with Angus cattle producers as part of an innovative large-scale F1 Wagyu breeding project designed to custom-produce stock for Japanese live export and domestically-fed Wagyu F1 beef programs. The project will use sexed semen to skew turnoff towards greater steer production over heifers. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Likely Australian record for commercial heifers set at 1174c/kg + VIDEO

What is likely to be an Australian record price for commercial females of any breed was set at a special store sale at Charters Towers, North Queensland on Friday, when a pen of 104 Grey Brahmans sold for 1174.2c/kg liveweight. Source: Beef Central Likely Australian record for commercial heifers set at 1174c/kg + VIDEO

China puts Australia on notice over wheat exports as it plans 'enhanced' inspections

Australian wheat producers are being dragged into the growing political and trade tussle between Canberra and Beijing, after China warns it will put Australian exports under the microscope. Source: ABC Grain China puts Australia on notice over wheat exports as it plans ‘enhanced’ inspections

Farm deaths and injuries continue to take heavy toll

Australia recorded 33 on-farm fatalities in the six months to June and 71 non-fatal on-farm injury events, according to AgriFutures Australia’s latest farm safety report. Source: Beef Central Farm deaths and injuries continue to take heavy toll

Feedgrain Focus: Wheat mostly higher on northern dry

Wheat and barley traded firm to higher this week in limited volume on minimal growing selling and steady export demand for wheat which is making barley look more attractive to domestic consumers. Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Wheat mostly higher on northern dry

Recruitment: How do your employees feel about performance reviews?

Around 41pc of Australian employees have experienced a performance review, according to employment website Seek’s Insights Report. Of those, only a little over half said they felt confident going into their review. Source: Grain Central Recruitment: How do your employees feel about performance reviews?

SE Asia Report: Hoping for good news from East China Sea

We are all still hoping that more survivors from the 43 crew will be found after the tragic loss on 2nd September of MV Gulf Livestock 1 in a typhoon off Japan. Source: Beef Central SE Asia Report: Hoping for good news from East China Sea

Rural land price increase cycle may have ended, says Rabo report

While prices of Australian agricultural land are at record highs in many regions, the market is entering a new phase, with little or no growth in median prices forecast over the next 18 months, according to a new industry report. The robust growth in agricultural property prices witnessed over the past five years has slowed,… Read more »

Young cattle surge continues in online auctions this week

With young cattle price momentum continuing into spring, AuctionsPlus saw a dramatic rise in listing numbers this week, lifting more than 8600 head or 60 percent to total 22,828 head. All young heifer categories, and most weaner and yearling steers, lifted in value again this week.  Source: Beef Central Young cattle surge continues in… Read more »

Debate in beef sector over JobKeeper's influence on meatworker job cuts

Claims that JobKeeper led to hundreds of a jobs cut at an abattoir in Queensland have been challenged by the labour hire company at the centre of the criticism. Source: ABC Livestock Debate in beef sector over JobKeeper’s influence on meatworker job cuts

Resurrection of Qld’s Churchill abattoir looking likely

Southern Queensland’s Churchill abattoir near Ipswich is looking likely to be resurrected as a dual-species lamb/beef plant, after being mothballed since 2017. Greater access to sheep and lambs since the adoption of exclusion fencing in western parts of the state is one of the catalysts behind the project Source: Sheep Central Resurrection of Qld’s… Read more »

Resurrection of Qld’s Churchill abattoir looking likely

Southern Queensland’s Churchill abattoir near Ipswich is looking likely to be resurrected, after being mothballed since 2017. As part of the plan, the plant would move from domestic-only to an export license, and become a dual-species plant processing lamb/mutton and beef, mostly consigned Middle East. Source: Beef Central Resurrection of Qld’s Churchill abattoir looking… Read more »

Auction lift breathes life into forward wool market

NEW life was briefly breathed into the forward wool market this week after the first positive series of auctions for the season. Source: Sheep Central Auction lift breathes life into forward wool market

Gulf breeding and fattening country makes $35m + VIDEO

SAM Daniels from one of the Queensland Gulf region’s biggest cattle producing families, this morning paid $35 million for large-scale breeding and fattening property Nardoo, at a Brisbane auction. The 97,500ha property located 280km northwest of Cloncurry attracted strong interest from large-scale producers seeking breeding country. Source: Beef Central Gulf breeding and fattening country… Read more »

No Royal Show? No worries: School sheep show goes on, celebrating 10 years

Despite the Royal Adelaide Show being cancelled for 2020, school students have taken part in the South Australian merino wether competition at the showgrounds. Source: ABC Livestock No Royal Show? No worries: School sheep show goes on, celebrating 10 years

Study urges UK sheep farmers to plant trees for profit

UNITED Kingdom sheep farmers were not profitable without subsidies, but could grow trees for carbon credits to be viable, UK researchers have found. Source: Sheep Central Study urges UK sheep farmers to plant trees for profit

MLA rejuvenates up pasture dieback research in Queensland

PASTURE dieback will be studied in six new projects across Queensland as Meat & Livestock Australia continues its investment in solution-focused research and development to address the destructive condition. Source: Sheep Central MLA rejuvenates up pasture dieback research in Queensland

Processor workforce restrictions would lower Spring lamb prices

CONTINUING COVID-19 workforce restrictions on Victorian meat processors could potentially create a backlog of lambs that would enter the market and extend downward pressure on prices, a Rural Bank analysis has found. Source: Sheep Central Processor workforce restrictions would lower Spring lamb prices

Family, friends of missing Gulf Livestock 1 sailors plead for search to resume

Family and friends of two Australians who were on board the Gulf Livestock 1 which is believed to have sunk in the East China Sea during a typhoon nine days ago have issued pleas for the Australia Government to intervene after Japan called off its full-time search for survivors overnight. Source: Beef Central Family,… Read more »

WA winter crop runs dry as weather warms

Recent unexpected early spring rainfall in WA has helped with crop grain-fill, although for most regions of the WA grain belt it will only buy another week or two until more rain is needed to avoid a sharp drop in grain yield potential. Source: Grain Central WA winter crop runs dry as weather warms

Opinion: The case for Australia to pursue ‘Regional Self-Reliance’

Australia cannot reasonably achieve self-sufficiency, but can and should be pursuing a goal of ‘Regional Self-Reliance’ through a much closer working relationship with its nearest neighbours, writes Andrew Henderson. It could even take the form of a multilateral economic partnership agreement. writes Andrew Henderson. Source: Beef Central Opinion: The case for Australia to pursue… Read more »

Fewer COVID-19 cases bodes well for regional meat processors

VICTORIA’S regional meat processors could have their workforce restrictions eased as early as next week if the regional COVID-19 rolling case average remains below critical trigger levels. Source: Sheep Central Fewer COVID-19 cases bodes well for regional meat processors

Trade deals have boosted Aus ag, and its competitors too

Free Trade Agreements have significantly assisted the growth of Australian agricultural exports including red meat in the past 20 years, but a global proliferation of similar deals has also helped competitors erode some of the benefits Australia has gained, a new ABARES report released today shows. Source: Beef Central Trade deals have boosted Aus… Read more »

Pasture dieback R&D receives investment boost

Investment in solution-focused research and development into pasture dieback is continuing, with six new projects set to address the destructive pasture condition. Source: Beef Central Pasture dieback R&D receives investment boost

Meet the most northern grazier in the country, holding on despite the odds

While the once booming wool industry has long been vacant from the paddocks of north-west Queensland, this family are battling environmental and market conditions to make sure some sheep stay in the area. Source: ABC Livestock Meet the most northern grazier in the country, holding on despite the odds

Five tips to prepare for the wet season

Northern cattle producer Colin Burnett provides his top tips on preparing for the wet. Source: Beef Central Five tips to prepare for the wet season

Kay’s Cuts: Hides take a tanning

Cattle hides for many years in the US  added as much as US$60 to the value of a fed steer or heifer and accounted for two-thirds of the value of all by-products. Last year, however, 16pc of all US cattle hides ended up in landfill. What’s behind it? Source: Beef Central Kay’s Cuts: Hides… Read more »

One week left to apply for seats on MLA Board Selection Committee

Candidates nominating to stand for three producer representative positions on the MLA Board Selection Committee at this year’s Annual General Meeting to be held on 19 November 2020 have one week left to apply.  Source: Beef Central One week left to apply for seats on MLA Board Selection Committee

Dalby sale 9 Sep 2020: Young and feeder cattle firm

Local and interstate restocker buyers were very active in the market, with the vast majority of the young cattle purchased by interstate buyers. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 9 Sep 2020: Young and feeder cattle firm

What to look out for heading into Spring

Elders’ Livestock Production Manager Rob Inglis, who is based at Wagga Wagga, has put together a handy checklist of things that cattle producers should be doing to protect the health of their cattle and improve operational efficiency as temperatures start to warm up the onset of the new season:  Source: Beef Central What to look… Read more »

Mice threaten NSW-Qld winter crop, summer plantings

Northern NSW and southern Queensland grain growers are being encouraged to bait for mice, with mouse numbers expected to rise under favourable conditions across the region. Source: Grain Central Mice threaten NSW-Qld winter crop, summer plantings

Bee taxonomy on the brink of losing its buzz as expert numbers dwindle

Michael Batley is one of a handful of taxonomists in Australia who specialises in bees, but his knowledge is at risk of being lost as the discipline struggles to find successors. Source: ABC Livestock Bee taxonomy on the brink of losing its buzz as expert numbers dwindle

North West irrigators get their first water allocation in three years

Growers in a rich cotton region of northern New South Wales have received their first water allocation in more than three years, boosting confidence ahead of winter harvest and summer planting. Source: ABC Grain North West irrigators get their first water allocation in three years

Wool industry body cops 50 per cent hit to revenue

Australian Wool Innovation is reviewing ‘every single’ area of expenditure, after annual revenues collapsed by half following a wool price freefall. Source: ABC Livestock Wool industry body cops 50 per cent hit to revenue

Water trading focus in Agriculture Victoria webinar

WATER trading will be the focus of the first in a series of irrigation webinars to be run this Spring by Agriculture Victoria. Source: Sheep Central Water trading focus in Agriculture Victoria webinar

NW NSW sheep inspections rule out notifiable diseases

BLUETONGUE, anthrax and footrot diagnoses have been crucially ruled out in recent sheep and cattle disease inspections in north-west New South Wales. Source: Sheep Central NW NSW sheep inspections rule out notifiable diseases

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 9 September 2020

A SERIES of cold fronts brought moderate falls to south-west Western Australia, and western Tasmania, while moist onshore flow produced showers along the east coast of Queensland and New South Wales. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 9 September 2020

Cautioned urged around wool stockpile estimates

AUSTRALIA’S wool stockpile could reach 1 million bales next year in a “worst-case scenario” of continued depressed demand, low prices and ongoing withdrawals of growers’ wool from auctions. Source: Sheep Central Cautioned urged around wool stockpile estimates

JobKeeper blamed as Australia's biggest meat processor axes 600 workers

Hundreds of jobs are set to go as JBS scales back operations at its Dinmore plant. Critics say JobKeeper has “tilted the playing field” and forced the company’s hand. Source: ABC Livestock JobKeeper blamed as Australia’s biggest meat processor axes 600 workers

Live cattle exports lower in August

Australian cattle exports dipped to the lowest August level for more than five years with 77,559 cattle exported for the month, according to export data released earlier today. Source: Beef Central Live cattle exports lower in August

JBS scales back Dinmore operations to ‘protect long-term future’

In a clear sign of the depth of difficulty currently being experienced in red meat processing, JBS Australia has announced it will put off about 600 full-time staff at the company’s flagship Dinmore beef plant west of Brisbane, due to a range of issues impacting livestock supply and market conditions in the COVID-19 environment. … Read more »

Roma store sale 8 Sept 2020: Prices firm in larger 7100 head yarding

Prices remained firm and consistent across most categories, which saw average prices improve across most of the yarding despite not reaching the record top prices of recent weeks. Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 8 Sept 2020: Prices firm in larger 7100 head yarding

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 9 Sept 2020

A series of cold fronts brought moderate falls to south-west Western Australia, and western Tasmania, while moist onshore flow produced showers along the east coast of Queensland and New South Wales. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 9 Sept 2020

Riverina farmers remove winter crops to make room for rice

Some farmers in the Riverina take the unusual step of spraying winter crops or cutting them for stock feed so they can plant rice this season. Source: ABC Grain Riverina farmers remove winter crops to make room for rice